New ‘altar’ at DP Ruto’s Karen residence draws mixed reactions

DP William Ruto launching the room with the altar at his Karen residence
DP William Ruto launching the room with the altar at his official Karen residence

Deputy President William Ruto and his family on Wednesday opened a prayer altar at the official residence in Karen, Nairobi.

Mrs. Ruto shared pictures from the event on her Twitter page quoting a Bible verse that says:

“And David built there an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Thus the LORD was moved by prayer for the land, and the plague was held back from Israel (2 Samuel 24:25).”

An earlier message reads:

“My husband the Deputy President and I were blessed to have been joined by Fathers of Faith and key leaders in various mountains of influence during the opening ceremony of our National Prayer Altar at the Official Residence of the Deputy President,” she said.

A section of Kenyans online shared different sentiments.

“Mama Rachel, your prayerful nature and loyalty to the most high doesn’t go unnoticed. You are an integral part of DP’s 2022 ambitions. As you pray the Nation, remember to put Peace & Unity first,” one Kiigen Koech said.

Some were however critical of the move, asking what would happen to the altar once DP Ruto leaves office.



During the National Prayer Breakfast in May, the Deputy President told off his critics who are against his church donations, saying people should stop judging him harshly.

“When you see some of us go to church, lift hands, make this contribution it’s because we can’t forget where God brought us from Some of us have more to thank God for, than some of us,” he said.

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